Assetto Corsa Competizione Players Logged More Than a Million Laps Its First Week

Assetto Corsa Competizione 4 October 16, 2018 by

Assetto Corsa Competizione hit Steam Early Access on September 12. Now a little more than a month later, Kunos Simulazioni is breaking down some of the week one gameplay numbers for us. The results are rather surprising.

According to Kunos, in just one week, racers logged 1,029,234 laps. This equates to 3,291,584 total in-game miles, which is pretty staggering. To put that in perspective, it’s roughly the same as 13 trips to the Moon.

Even better, Kunos also says 85% of those laps are valid. This means that about 875,000 laps stayed within the track limits. Or to put it another way sure to please sim racers, clean racing.

What makes this even more remarkable is the number of people playing Competizione. According to SteamCharts.com, during its first week, ACC hit just 1,836 players at its peak. When you work out the average, it goes down to around 850 players per day.

While this isn’t even in the same realm as Forza Horizon 4’s 2 million players, it’s still pretty impressive. When Project Cars 2 hit Steam, it saw just slightly more Steam players on week one at 2,400 according to SteamCharts.

Bear in mind PC2 was a fully fleshed out game with a huge track and car list too. ACC launched with just one car and one track, the Nürburgring GP circuit.

Those taking to the Nürburgring GP with the Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 were laying down some quick times too. According to Kunos, more than 11,000 laps were under 1:57.000.

Just as quick was how fast someone jumped into the game upon its release too. Within four minutes of hitting Steam, the first user was already on the track. We envy their connection speed…

As ACC continues down its roadmap, the player base will grow. The new v0.2 release already bumped its all-time peak number up. Jumping back to SteamCharts, its new ceiling is 2,106 peak players.

This is largely thanks to the new content v0.2 brought to Competizione. With the addition of the Bentley Continental GT3 and Misano circuit, it’s slowly starting to feel like more of a game. The support for VR didn’t hurt either.

The next release is set for November 14 and will bring another new car and track to the game. It will also mark the first price bump for the game too. So if you’re thinking about joining in on the fun, now is a good time to do so. Be sure to check out our hands-on impressions, and stay tuned for more AC Competizione news.

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